7 things every woman should have in her purse
An Emmy award winning stylist told me exactly what I should carry in my purse this party season.
by Nikki Ogunnaike
I caught up with two-time Emmy award winning stylist and costume designer, Soyon An, and she gave me the scoop on exactly what I should be carrying (aside from minimal makeup) in my purse this holiday party season. Since she's worked with everyone from Jordin Sparks and Mariah Carey to Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift we should all consider this advice as a gift from the styling gods. Here's what she suggested:
More from Glamour: 60 Winter Nail Polish Ideas
Travel size Static Guard: Aside from its keep-clothes-cling-free use, you can also tame flyaway hair by spraying Static Guard on a brush before styling your hair or you can spray it on your fingertips and use it to tease and add volume to your hair. Who doesn't love a 3-in-1 product?
Static Guard, $3, drugstores nationwide
Fashion tape: Strapless dress on the move? Use this to keep your top in place. If you hem falls out, you can also use this to reinforce it. As for that pesky lint or dog hair on your shirt, sticky tape will remove it in a snap. Soyon recommends keeping about six pieces in your purse.
Hollywood Fashion Tape, $9, walgreens.com
Mini brush or comb: After dance (or drink) number 3 you'll probably want to get your hair in order.
John Frieda mini hair brush, $6, target.com
A small notebook and pen: I love my iPhone as much as the next gal, but let's be honest -- sometimes it fails you. Keep these old school instruments of communication on you so you can slip that cute guy your number.
Moleskine, $10, threadsence.com
Mints: Quick! You're caught under the mistletoe. Pop one and you'll be ready to go.
Emergen C packets: Well...because you can never be too careful with all of those mistletoe-induced smooches.
Emergen C, $5, walgreens.com
Travel size Crazy Glue: 'Tis the season of rhinestones, but one false move and those suckers will pop off. A tiny dab will put it right back in its place.
And if you're wondering what size bag you should carry all this stuff in, allow me to introduce you to this grey glitter Camridge Satchel number. A little splurg-y, but trust me, you'll get a ton of use out of it.
The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel Glitter, $180, bloomingdales.com
More from Glamour: 30 Reasons Being a Woman Is Awesome
Did Soyon leave anything off the list? What sort of essentials do you carry in your purse during this busy party season?Bing: Best beauty tips ever
Photos: Courtesy of Glamour and manufacturer
More from Glamour:
10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
The Best Coat for Your Body
10 Hot Date-Night Outfits (According to Guys)
Wallet, keys, and money to function. Makeup, personal care items, panties, and pantyhose for fashion. Cell phone, tablet, and notebook to communicate. Book, magazine, and appointment calendar for ignoring boring friend/spouse. Mirror to admire my beauty.
...What...! No condoms...? You just never know when opportunity knocks......!
beauty tips and style advice
If your arm aches just thinking about blow-drying, take heart: These easy hair-saving tips will cut down on your mirror time and deliver salon-level results.
From designer maxi dresses by Roberto Cavalli and Temperley London to contemporary finds by Alice + Olivia and Zimmermann, there's a dress for every kind of seaside bride.
Mom jeans are back this spring.
We combed our favorite online shopping haunts to find 20 stunning options for the unconventional bride who'd rather splurge on the perfect flowers and a signature cocktail than her aisle-bound gown. These gowns and frocks from Rae Francis, Black Halo Eve and Jill By Jill Stewart plus one epic jumpsuit by Rachel Zoe are the perfect antidote to the strapless fishtail option most brides seem to favor right now. You're certainly not basic, so why would your dress be?
We've rounded up 10 red carpet inspirations for long hair wedding hairstyles that don't scream "bridal," but are perfect for a walk down the aisle.
We're not in the habit of feeling sorry for supermodels. We reserve our sympathy for a less fortunate set, namely, everyone else on planet Earth.
How to love everything in your closet
Every season, wedding dress designers unveil their latest collections, and without fail, there are a handful of designs that give us pause. We're talking about beautifully designed dresses -- not meant for the fainthearted. For the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 collections, these are the ones.
For the most part, wedding dress designs tilt toward the more classic and reserved end of the spectrum. And then there are those that really don't. Those would be these. Here, the most risque, come-hither wedding dress designs -- hot off the bridal fashion runways.
Naked lace, dresses with embellished backs, fashion-forward crop tops and so much more. See what's hot.
Real Simple is getting into the fashion game.
It's the hair guide to end all hair guides! Find your texture and length here, then welcome a new problem-solving product into your life.